Couldn't make it to Ultra or Coachella, so my first festival of the year was Sweetlife at Merriweather Post Pavillion (between Baltimore and DC).
With a lineup including AVICII, Kid Cudi, The Shins, Fitz & the Tantrums, and my new favorite "fun.", it seemed a perfect festival to take my family. Turned out to be the worst crowd I have ever experienced at any festival unfortunately, but there was still plenty of loveliness. It started raining so we had to miss out on Kid Cudi and AVICII, but considering I got our tickets for a third of the price, saw some great acts, and still had moochas fun it was all good.
RAC was my favorite act of the day, first time seeing this DJ (or collective of DJ's). Definitely had the 2nd stage crowd bumping, I had my daughter sleeping in the ergo (kangaroo pouch) while gleefully dancing through the crowd to smiles all around. Fitz and the Tantrums also killed it, hope to catch more of them at Bonnaroo. My wives favorite act was 'fun.', considering they produced my favorite new album I can't wait to see them again at Bonnaroo too. US Royalty was someone I had never heard of before, but they were good as well.
There were a ton of songs on this mix that I have previously highlighted, so wanted to make sure to draw attention to the excellent new ones. I made this DJ mix until like 4 in the morning the night before the festival so there are a few shaky mixes, but I still really like it. The music is quite introspective, definitely the place I was at that point in time.
1 - fun. - Some Nights (Intro)2 - Kid Cudi - Trapped In My Mind - High Five3 - The Shins - Phantom Limb - former Dark Horse4 - Avicii - Fade Into Darkness (Vocal Club Mix) - on best live 2011 mix5 - fun. - Out on the Town - former Pick of Litter6 - Fitz & The Tantrums - Don't Gotta Work It Out7 - Kid Cudi - Day 'N' Nite (Nightmare) - High Five8 - The Shins - Sleeping Lessons - former High Five9 - RAC - Kings Of Leon - Use Somebody (RAC Remix)10 - Kid Cudi - Man On The Moon - High Five11 - fun. - We Are Young (feat. Janelle MonÃ¡e)12 - Armin Van Buuren Ft. Laura V - Drowning (Avicii Remix) - on best live 2011 mix13 - U.S. Royalty - Equestrian (Flosstradamus Remix) - Pick of Litter14 - Haim - Go Slow15 - The Shins - Simple Song16 - Kid Cudi - Pursuit Of Happiness (Nightmare) - High Five17 - Delta Spirit - Yamaha - former Pick of Litter18 - Fitz & The Tantrums - Pickin' Up The Pieces19 - fun. - All Alright - former High Five20 - Yuna - Live Your Life - High Five21 - Kid Cudi - Sky Might Fall22 - RAC - Mr. Little Jeans - Rescue Song (RAC Remix)23 - The Shins - Sea Legs24 - Avicii - Seek Bromance (Avicii Vocal Extended) - on best live 2011 mix25 - ASAP Rocky - Kissin' Pink (feat. ASAP Ferg) (prod. Beautiful Lou)26 - Bluebrain - Bring Out Your Dead27 - fun. - Carry On - former High Five28 - Kid Cudi - Heart Of A Lion (Kid Cudi Theme Music)29 - Delta Spirit - Duncan30 - Haim - Forever31 - Avicii - Street Dancer (Original Mix)32 - fun. - Some Nights - former High Five33 - The Shins - Fall of '8234 - RAC - Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs - Zero (RAC Remix)35 - Twin Shadow - Castles In The Snow36 - fun. - Walking The Dog - former High Five37 - Fitz & The Tantrums - Winds of Change - on best released 2011 mix38 - The Shins - For a Fool39 - Kid Cudi - Soundtrack 2 My Life40 - RAC - Kele - Everything You Wanted (RAC Remix) - Dark Horse41 - Avicii - Levels (Original Mix) - on best released 2011 mix
Didn't actually have a good photo (that didn't contain my family), pulled this off their site.